eNewsletter: January, 2016

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eNewsletter – January, 2016 President’s Message: TPC Desktop 2016 Videos, Mark Lull: Undo / Redo on Import, Oliver Bochsler: Relabel Points, Eric Tanikawa: Update your old Traverse PC   President’s Message: TPC Desktop 2016 Videos TPC Desktop 2016 shipped on Jan 12th. It has lots of new features, including the new CAD View. We think you’re really going to like it. If you are on the TPC Connection, you have already received an email with the download link and your new serial … Read More

eNewsletter: December, 2015

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eNewsletter – December, 2015 Holiday Office Closures, President’s Message: Traverse PC’s New CAD View, Mark Lull: Coordinate Conversion During Import and Export, Oliver Bochsler: Online and eReader Learning Guides, Eric Tanikawa: Year-end Tax Savings Available Holiday Office Closures: Our offices will be closed on Friday, December 25th for the Christmas holiday. We will also be closed on Friday, January 1st for the New Year’s Day holiday. President’s Message: Traverse PC’s New CAD View We added a new CAD View to TPC … Read More

eNewsletter: November, 2015

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eNewsletter – November, 2015 Thanksgiving Holiday Office Closure, President’s Message: Standardizing Import / Export in TPC Desktop 2016, Mark Lull: News Flash: Traverse PC Produces Time Machine!, Oliver Bochsler: More Google Earth Enhancements Coming in 2016, Eric Tanikawa: Dropping Support for TPC Desktop 2013 Thanksgiving Holiday Office Closure: Our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday. President’s Message: Standardizing Import / Export in TPC Desktop 2016 A few weeks ago, we posted a Grid <=> Ground (5:01) video showing how … Read More

eNewsletter: October, 2015

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eNewsletter – October, 2015 Temporary Office Closure, President’s Message: Tell Someone About Traverse PC!, Eric Tanikawa: Clarifying TPC’s Single User License, Oliver Bochsler: Google Earth Enhancements Coming in 2016!, Mark Lull: How to Stay Up-to-Date with Traverse PC Temporary Office Closure: Our offices will be closed from 11 AM to 2 PM (Pacific Daylight Time) from Monday, October 19th through Friday, October 23rd for meetings. President’s Message: Tell Someone About Traverse PC! Most of our sales come from word of mouth. Someone who uses TPC tells … Read More

eNewsletter: September, 2015

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eNewsletter – September, 2015 President’s Message: Using the Drawing Data Manager, Mark Lull: Point Codes and Attributes, Oliver Bochsler: Are You Ready for a Network License?, Eric Tanikawa: There’s the Snap! It’s on the Way! And… It’s Good! President’s Message: Using the Drawing Data Manager A TPC user recently wanted to place a lightly shaded rectangle behind their legend but then the legend disappeared. The fix was simple. The rectangle needed to be behind the legend in the drawing order. So … Read More

eNewsletter: August, 2015

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eNewsletter – August, 2015 President’s Message: 70% Conversion, Mark Lull: Traverse PC and Windows 10, Oliver Bochsler: Multi-Column Legend, Eric Tanikawa: The Traverse PC Website Search Tool President’s Message: 70% Conversion One of the metrics we track here at TPC is our lead conversion rate. Of those who contact us about Traverse PC for the first time, how many end up buying? So far this year, it’s 70%. So 7 of every 10 who contact us about Traverse PC purchase it right away. This varies for any … Read More

eNewsletter: July, 2015

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eNewsletter – July, 2015  President’s Message: Alaska Vacation, Mark Lull: KML and KMZ Files, Oliver Bochsler: Scaling Up for Larger Surveys, Eric Tanikawa: The “Ultimate” BBQ Tuna Steak Recipe (EDITED) President’s Message: Alaska Vacation ‘Nuff said. John Balcom, MSE, PLS, GISP Mark Lull: KML and KMZ Files I recently received an email from one of our CFedS Traverse PC users in Arizona about using KML and KMZ files (KMZ files are compressed versions of KML files) in Google Earth. This … Read More

eNewsletter: June, 2015

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eNewsletter – June, 2015 Very interesting article, “Mapping the Appalachian Trail” in the June issue of xyHt magazine. Long-time TPC users Chuck Sager and Joe Fuerst worked on this project. President’s Message: Update2015 Drop-Dead Update Offer, Mark Lull: Geo-referencing and KML, Oliver Bochsler: Multiple Survey Backups – How does it Work?, Eric Tanikawa: The Latest Recipe for Success – TPC Desktop 2015 R1 President’s Message: Update2015 Drop-Dead Update Offer We talk to TPC users everyday who are still using their 10+ year old version of TPC and love it. They know they are missing … Read More

eNewsletter: May, 2015

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eNewsletter – May, 2015 Check out Tony Cavell’s article, “To Think Like a Surveyor” in the April issue of The American Surveyor President’s Message: So What’s the Big Deal About Google Earth KML Files and Why Should I Care?,  Mark Lull: Agile Release TPC Desktop 2015 R1,  Oliver Bochsler: Scratching the Surface of Google’s Earth,  Eric Tanikawa: Is it Time to Throw Out that Old T-Shirt? President’s Message: So What’s the Big Deal About Google Earth KML Files and Why Should I Care? There … Read More

eNewsletter: April, 2015

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eNewsletter – April, 2015 Check out Tony Cavell’s article, “To Think Like a Surveyor” in the April issue of The American Surveyor  President’s Message: Adding USGS quad maps to Google Earth,  Oliver Bochsler: Where in the World are My TRB Files?,  Eric Tanikawa: Eats Crow!,  Mark Lull: Learning to Use Traverse PC President’s Message: Adding USGS quad maps to Google Earth You will want to read Oliver’s section of the March eNewsletter to see what Traverse PC is planning for Google Earth. You’ll have … Read More

eNewsletter: March, 2015

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eNewsletter – March, 2015 President’s Message:  Innovative Plat Checking,  Mark Lull:  Online Screen Sharing,  Oliver Bochsler:  Traverse PC and KML  Eric Tanikawa:  Is It Madness? President’s Message: Innovative Plat Checking I recently presented at the LSAW (Land Surveyors Association of Washington) conference and had the chance to talk with a number of Traverse PC users. One of the topics that came up was Plat Checking. I listened to the issues that were raised and was reminded how TPC had, once … Read More

eNewsletter: February, 2015

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eNewsletter – February, 2015   President’s Message:  Is Traverse PC Right for Me?  Mark Lull:  TPC Desktop 2015 – Smoothest Release Ever!  Oliver Bochsler:  Automatic Updates and Agile Releases,  Eric Tanikawa:  First 300 Special Recipe President’s Message: Is Traverse PC Right for Me? We talk with people every day who are trying to decide if TPC is right for them. They’ve done their research, come back to TPC and ordered their copy.  But buying new software, especially if it is … Read More

eNewsletter: January, 2015

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eNewsletter – January, 2015 President’s Message:  Automatic Lot Setbacks, Mark Lull:  Edit Multiple Selected Objects, Oliver Bochsler:  Survey Point Properties, Eric Tanikawa:  “No Brainer!” President’s Message: Automatic Lot Setbacks TPC Desktop 2015 includes one of our most requested features – Automatic Lot Setbacks. Just tell TPC: What distances to use for Front/Side/Rear setbacks Which lot lines are Front/Side/Rear What line type and color to use and TPC does the rest. Sounds easy right? Well it is, and here’s why. We’ve explored … Read More

eNewsletter: December, 2014

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eNewsletter – December, 2014 President’s Message:  Catching up with PC Desktop 2015, Eric Tanikawa:  Traverse PC and the Section 179 Tax Deduction, Oliver Bochsler:  Automatic Program Updates, Mark Lull:  TPC Desktop 2014 and Windows XP President’s Message: Catching up with TPC Desktop 2015 If you were on the TPC Connection this year, you received TPC Desktop 2014 releases 0, 1 and 2. We packed a lot of stuff into those agile releases and have really enjoyed your feedback on the … Read More

eNewsletter: November, 2014

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eNewsletter – November, 2014 President’s Message: LandXML Support, Eric Tanikawa: TPC’s Most Viewed Videos, Oliver Bochsler: Insert Existing Points and the “What” list, Mark Lull:  TPC’s Drawing Data Manager – An Underused Resource plus: A Correction President’s Message: LandXML Support It’s official. When TPC Desktop 2015 ships this coming January, it will include LandXML. In fact, we’ve already completed the basic components like points, parcels, alignments and surfaces and we are turning our attention to TPS, GPS, GradeModel, etc. Some of … Read More

Jack M Kesler RLS & USMS – Microsoft Surface Tablet Map in Chains

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“I have been doing many examples of published samples and some of my old work.  The PLSS portion will answer the bill for the BLM.  The latest effort was the Township boundary in the 73 Manual. “I am glad to say TPC has done an excellent job in working in chains and TPC works well on the tablet (Microsoft Surface with Windows 8.1) when you get used to the windows.  Attached is the “project” done in the tablet.  Don’t look … Read More

eNewsletter: October, 2014

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eNewsletter – October, 2014 President’s Message: TPC Desktop 2014 R2 on YouTube, Mark Lull: The TPC Forum, Oliver Bochsler: Traverse PC on Twitter, Eric Tanikawa: Traverse PC on Facebook and Social Media President’s Message: TPC Desktop 2014 R2 on YouTube We just released TPC Desktop 2014 R2 for our TPC Connection members. It includes a number of specific things you’ve asked for. You can check out some of them at http://traverse-pc.com/traverse-pc-land-surveying-software-products/tpc-desktop-2014-r2/. We also put four new videos for this release on our YouTube channel – … Read More

eNewsletter: September, 2014

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eNewsletter – September, 2014 President’s Message: What Can You Do with $999? –  Eric Tanikawa: Coming Soon – eCommerce! –  Mark’s Tech Corner: Using Variables to Automate More of Your Drawings –  Oliver Bochsler: Traverse PC PDF Driver. President’s Message: What Can You Do with $999? A magazine I subscribe to recently featured an article, “What can you do with $1,000?” Several gurus weighed in on investment options and the returns that $1,000 would produce over time. It was a … Read More

eNewsletter: August, 2014

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eNewsletter – August, 2014 President’s Message: 27 Years –  Eric Tanikawa: Perfect Closure Chili – No Adjustment Required –  Oliver Bochsler: Keeping TPC Up-to-Date –  Mark’s Tech Corner: Windows 8, On-line Videos and More. President’s Message: 27 Years We started Traverse PC 27 years ago, in August, 1987. We kicked off TPC in a competitive field with the likes of Lietz, Boston Harbor, Universal, DCA, SMI, Pacsoft, Sierra Design and others. Some of you reading this newsletter owned those programs. … Read More

eNewsletter: July, 2014

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eNewsletter – July, 2014 Presidents Message: TPC Desktop 2014 R1 and Ellipses –  Mark’s Tech Corner: Ending Support for TPC Desktop 2011 –  Eric Tanikawa: Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation –  Personnel Notes: Welcome – Oliver Bochsler President’s Message: TPC Desktop 2014 R1 and Ellipses Agile releases are all about adding things you ask us for. You can check out all the things we added in Version 14 R1, but I want to highlight one of them here. We’ve recently had some users request a Draw Ellipse tool. They … Read More

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